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Brendan Steele |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Univ California-Riverside

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Brendan Steele finished in a tie for fifth place at last year's Quicken Loans and returns for another shot this week.
Steele has top 20s in each of his last two QLN appearances, but he'll take his talents to a new venue this year. After starting the season a perfect 12-for-12, he is three for his last six. Currently ranked 16th in strokes gained:tee-to-green, Steele should have no issues transitioning to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Jul 28 - 12:08 AM

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Brendan Steele enjoyed another good day at Le Golf National, putting up a 2-under-par 35-34=69 on Friday to reach 1-under 141 after 36 holes of the Alstom Open de France.

The American played this event in 2011 and 2012 and finished T7 on both occasions. Perhaps with half an eye on the 2018 Ryder Cup which will be played at this venue, he's made the trip again and is now on target for another top 10 in the French capital. Today, he traded two birdies with two bogeys on his opening nine and climbed into red figures with par breakers at 3 and 4. Steele, who sits 47th in the FedExCup rankings, will go into the weekend three shots behind Rafa Cabrera-Bello along with Ryder Cup duo Martin Kaymer and Victor Dubuisson.
Jul 3 - 12:38 PM

Brendan Steele descends upon TPC River Highlands for his fifth consecutive Travelers Championship.

Steele is 3-for-4 at TPC River Highlands with three top-15 finishes, including T5 in last year's edition where he opened in 8-under-par 62. On the season, he's cashed 14 times in 17 starts, highlighted by a T2 at the Humana Challenge back in January. The runner-up finish came in the midst of a 12 consecutive cuts made streak to begin his season, a run that ended with an early departure at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Since New Orleans, he's added two more MC over four starts, tossing in a T9 at the Wells Fargo Championship, but he was T4 after 54 holes. The 32-year-old was also T16 after 36 holes in his last start at the Memorial, but faded to a T63-finish, playing the weekend in 9-over-par, including a final-round 80.
Jun 23 - 3:08 PM

Brendan Steele settled for an even-par 35-37=72 in today's final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 10-under 278, good for a share of ninth place.

Steele began his final frame in a two-way tie for fourth, eight strokes behind the 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy. Barring a miracle finish and a McIlroy collapse, a victory was probably not in the cards, but he surely was hoping for better. On the round, Steele found seven (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, canceling out three birdies with three bogeys. Not counting his chip-in birdie on No. 2, the 32-year-old holed just two birdie putts (each from inside of eight feet), finishing the day at 2.00 putts per GIR and a dismal -2.571 strokes gained: putting. On the plus side, this was Steele's first top 10 in five WFC appearances and third top 10 on the PGA TOUR season.
May 17 - 8:30 PM

Despite finding just five (of 14) fairways, Brendan Steele smoothed a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round at the Wells Fargo Championship to post 10-under 206; eight shots back at 54-hole mark.

Steele began the day in a five-way tie for eighth and four shots adrift of the 36-hole leaders. He kicked things off in style with birdie on the first from 19'8" and added two more circles to the card with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 fifth and a 9'7" drop on the par-5 seventh. The 32-year-old would continue to take advantage of the par-5s with another two-putt birdie on No. 10. Trouble off the tee on 11 and 12 led to his two bogeys on the round but he rebounded with par breakers on the 13th from 7'5" and the 16th from inside seven feet.
May 16 - 7:29 PM

Brendan Steele chased his opening 69 at the Wells Fargo Championship with another in today's second round to post 6-under 138 and sit four strokes off the pace of the overnight co-leaders.

After hitting 15 greens in regulation on Thursday, Steele amassed 16 today to lead the field with 31 through 36 holes. He converted five times for birdie on Friday, the longest stretching 26'10" at the par-3 second hole. He also squared two bogeys, including a three-putt from just inside 32 feet at the par-3 13th. Steele's best previous finish in four trips to Quail Hollow was a T30 last year. He hadn't connected red numbers in any edition until this week.
May 15 - 6:55 PM

Brendan Steele shot 3-under-par 33-36=69 in today's opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship, finishing four strokes back of the clubhouse lead.

Steele was a gem for several weeks before missing the cut in New Orleans and at TPC Sawgrass, so it's reassuring to know that he's closed the book on those short weeks at Quail Hollow. He amassed 15 opportunities to score today. They yielded six birdies, including respective rolls from 20'6" and 10'4" at Nos. 1 and 4. While he bogeyed the par-4 third, his ugliest effort came at the par-3 sixth. After missing the green pin-high to the right, Steele didn't find the putting surface until his third stroke, and then two-putted for double bogey from just 62 inches.
May 14 - 2:06 PM

Brendan Steele enters this week's PLAYERS slotted 37th in the FedExCup standings.

Steele finally figured out the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass last year making the weekend for the first time in four tries and finishing T22. On the season he's 12-for-13 with six top 25s including a runner-up at the Humana Challenge in January. His one missed cut came in his last start (Zurich Classic) and broke a string of 16 consecutive made cuts dating back to the Open Championship last July.
May 5 - 11:12 PM

Brendan Steele slumped to a 1-over-par 38-35=73 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open, but his 1-under 287 was good enough to secure a T8 finish.

Steele, the 2011 VTO champion, started his final round in a five-way tie for fourth but limped out of the gate with three consecutive bogeys. He recovered with back-to-back birdies on the par-4 fifth and sixth holes but quickly gave another shot back on the par-3 seventh after failing to save par from the green-side bunker. His failed birdie conversion from 13 feet on the par-5 eighth was his last real par-breaker chance over the next 10 holes (all pars) on which he struggled to hit greens in regulation or proximity when he did, not circling another birdie until the par-5 18th. In all, a successful week as Steele now has three top 10s in five appearances at TPC San Antonio.
Mar 29 - 5:54 PM

Brendan Steele turned in an even-par 37-35=72 for his work in the third round of the Valero Texas Open and is tied for fourth place through 54 holes at 2-under 214.

Steele spread four birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey across TPC San Antonio on Saturday, and he failed to take advantage of the drivable par-4 17th and reachable par-5 18th holes. His first birdie of the round was the highlight, as he chipped in from 53'4" on the par-4 sixth hole. As a past winner of this event at this venue, he should be licking his chops to try and chase down Jimmy Walker in the final round.
Mar 28 - 6:00 PM

Brendan Steele spun a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in his second round of the Valero Texas Open to touch 2-under 132 at the break, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He signed his card sitting three back, but Jimmy Walker has since taken it one lower. Steele striped 10 (of 14) fairways, hit 11 greens in regulation today and circled six birdies, thus maximizing on his opportunities. His most notable measured 11 feet and 17'8" at the par-5 second and par-4 sixth holes, respectively. It's an extension of form that he's exhibited most of the season. He also has some great memories of TPC San Antonio given it's the site of his only PGA TOUR victory (in 2011).
Mar 27 - 1:55 PM

Brendan Steele signed for a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and is 10-under 206 with 18 holes remaining.

That places him three off the clubhouse lead of Jason Kokrak. Steele circled six birdies to just two bogeys on his navigation of Bay Hill, with four of those falling from between 12 and 19 feet. He gained over a stroke with both the flat stick and tee-to-green in the third round, and he ranked second in strokes gained: tee-to-green at the time of his posting. He will try and take it deep on Sunday and hope the chips fall in his favor.
Mar 21 - 4:32 PM

Brendan Steele is 6-under-par 71-67=138 at the break of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, seven strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

After yesterday's quiet opener, Steele tapped into the form that has yielded 13 consecutive paydays. That included nine this season with a T2 (Humana) and top 15s in his last two starts. He split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation en route to an eagle and five birdies today. The eagle was easily the highlight of the day. It dropped from 29 yards at the par-5 fourth hole. Steele also squared two bogeys, the first a three-jack from outside 58 feet at the par-4 eighth, but he won't complain about his position entering the weekend.
Mar 20 - 2:16 PM

Brendan Steele settled for a 2-over-par 35-37=72 in his final round of The Honda Classic.

He hit 14 greens in regulation and buried only one birdie, that a try from 12'1" at the par-4 13th hole. Steele also scrambled for par just once, squaring bogeys on the other three holes where he missed the GIR. A three-putt bogey from inside 27 feet at the par-5 18th was particularly discouraging. Nevertheless, he posted 2-under 278, good for a share of 11th place and his second consecutive top-15 finish. It's also worth reiterating that he's 9-for-9 on the season and has cashed in 13 consecutive starts dating back to the Barracuda Championship in August.
Mar 2 - 11:14 AM

Brendan Steele stumbled to a 1-over-par 34-37=71 in the third round of The Honda Classic and enters the finale at 4-under 206.

While Steele is the clubhouse leader, it could have been much better. He circled three birdies to just one bogey on his first 11 holes at PGA National's Champion Course, highlight by an 11'5" birdie on the par-4 second and 17'6" effort on the par-4 11th. Seeing his name in the bright lights proved to be a problem. He squared three bogeys over his final five holes to fall well off the lead in real time. He will likely need to find a low round on Sunday afternoon and into Monday morning if he is to pick up his second PGA TOUR win.
Mar 1 - 3:45 PM